The Plumbing Manufacturers Institute will hold its fall meeting Oct. 8-11, 2006, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The keynote dinner presentation will feature Tony Blankley and Eleanor Clift, who will provide “An Insider's View to the Political Scene.” Blankley served as press secretary for seven years to then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Clift is a contributing editor for Newsweek.

Other topics covered at the meeting will be the fair trade situation with China, Internet security, green building and water efficiency, and NASA's water management practices, updated by NASA's Jack Bacon.